Online Conferences: Virtual Professional Development Opportunities (Part 2)

by Katie McClintic Ed Tech IS Co-Chair Review of k12online Conference Session Session Title: Social Annotations: Collaborative Online Reading Link to Session: https://goo.gl/eTnK1p (transcript available here) Presenter: Paul Allison Date: October 22, 2015 Session Description: For this conference session, the presenter, Paul Allison, used content collected from his weekly webcast called “Teachers Teaching Teachers.” The content was related to his ... Read More »

English for Refugees Fellowship Info Session

Thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Marlboro College is able to offer the English for Refugees Fellowship for educators interested in teaching English to help people build independent and dignified lives. English for Refugees Fellows will be embedded in a community working directly with refugees and immigrants at USCRI Field Offices where they will practice ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Spring 2017 Issue Published

The Spring 2017 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: #TESOL17 Social MIDTESOL Essay Contests Review: TESOL Summit State and Interest Section Updates Top Posts in TESOL Click here to download your PDF copy. For back issues of newsletters, click here. Read More »

Announcing MIDTESOL 2017 Student Essay Awards

MIDTESOL is pleased to invite teachers to announce and submit student essays for the Best K-12 ESL Student Essay Award and Best ESL Student Award. Topics reflect this year’s conference theme: Crossroads of Cultures. Eligibility Best K-12 Essay Award – The student must be a K-12 school student in good standing who is enrolled—or was enrolled formerly—in an ESOL/ELL program in ... Read More »

Awards Announcement: Four Win TESOL Membership

Congratulations to MIDTESOL members Mary Christensen, Erica Clements, Tara Friga, and Gretchen Meinhardt who have each been awarded a free year-long membership to the TESOL International Association. Mary Christensen, Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Mary always knew that her passion was bridging cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication gaps. At 12, she was telling teachers that her dream was ... Read More »

Webinar: Including English Learners in ESSA State Accountability Plans

When: Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:00 P.M. ET (New York, D.C.) 12:00 P.M. CT (Chicago) 11:00 A.M. MT (Denver) 10:00 A.M. PT (San Francisco) Where: MPI Webinar Click here to register. Speakers: Delia Pompa, Senior Fellow for Education Policy, MPI Susan Lyons, Associate, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment Moderator: Margie McHugh, Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, ... Read More »

2017 Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession – Part 2

by Deborah J. Osborne The first article in this series presented a brief summary of the first two themes, Futurology and English in Multilingualism, with this article addressing Reimagining English Competence and the Profession as a Change Agent. Reimagining English Competence Inquiry: Anne Katz teaches online courses for the MA TESOL program at The New School in NYC. Her presentation ... Read More »

Free online learning course: ‘Dyslexia and language teaching’

Announcing ‘Dyslexia and Language Teaching‘, a free online course offered April 24-May 21. ‘Dyslexia and Language Teaching’ is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online. It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate and cater ... Read More »

2017 Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession – Part 1

by Deborah J. Osborne ATHENS, 2017- We met in the cradle of Western civilization: 200 delegates from 64 countries- teachers, teacher trainers, NGO managers and employees, government officials, RELOs from the State Department, representatives from the British Council, TESOL (national and regional), IATEFL, and CEA, IEP administrators, and publishers’ reps. Together we listened, discussed, asked questions, and exchanged ideas about ... Read More »

Awards Announcement: 2017 MIDTESOL Travel Award Winner Announced

Congratulations to Amy Roither from Webster University on winning MIDTESOL’s $500 Travel Award to attend #TESOL17 in Seattle. Roither has been an adjunct professor of ESL at Webster University since 2007. She will present her latest work, “Beyond Paper: Creating Online Editing Guides,” on March 24th at the TESOL convention in Seattle. Her previous presentations on methods for incorporating technology ... Read More »